Jersey Royal Potatoes
Each April, the new season’s crop arrive in mainland Britain from the island of Jersey. These delicious potatoes only have a short season so make the most of them while they last.
These small, sometimes kidney-shaped potatoes are the first of the season due to the location and climate they’re grown in. Jersey has a light fertile soil that the farmers feed with the seaweed that washes up on its shores. The potatoes have been produced on the island since the 1880’s and the 20 island farmers grow 30,000-40,000 tonnes a year, most of which are eaten in the UK.
They’re a lovely seasonal treat and shouldn’t be messed with! Simply wash (leaving the skins on), boil in salted water and serve with a knob of Calon Wen butter, a pinch of Cornish sea salt and some mint. See in store for a few more simple serving suggestions.